The county operation will close permanently at the end of June
By Andrew Harris
It didn’t take long after Allegany County legislators voted to “defund the chamber,” for the operation to die on the vine. The county was funding the Greater Allegany County Chamber as a wing of the county tourism effort, but decided earlier this year to make the tourism promotion business part of the Office of Economic Development.
That decision is now, “water under the bridge” and the Greater Alllegany County Chamber of Commerce is now shutting down. Before they close the door and pull the shade for good, the county group made a gesture to several other local “chamber of commerce.”
This statement was on social media today:
As we close out Chamber business for good, we want to thank you again for your support and friendship. We believe that Chambers of Commerce are vital to a healthy business community. With that in mind, we hope that you join another local Chamber or business association to help your business grow. Below, we have listed some wonderful local choices. Please contact them and tell them the Greater Allegany County Chamber sent you!
THE ANDOVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PO Box 57, Andover, NY 14806. www.andovernychamber.com
THE WELLSVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 114 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 585-593-5080
THE CUBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 5 W. Main St.. Cuba , NY 585-968-5654
THE ALFRED AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Alfred Area Business Association
Also, support is available at ALLEGANY BUSINESS CENTER at Accord, 84 Schuyler St., Belmont, NY 14813. Call Jason Winterhalter at 585-268-7605 ext. 1711 and Greg Lindberg, Economic Development Specialist, Buffalo District Office, U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (716) 551-5670, [email protected]
Again, our thanks!
Girard, Rod, Corinna, Linda and Steve